Ericksen Mountain Saddle
of the saddles are handmade from Hermann Oak skirting leather. It
features braided rawhide on the horn and swells laced slots in the
cantle are lined with rawhide as well. It makes for a nice looking
saddle that is very durable.
There are seven large 1 ½ inch Dee rings attached with rawhide so there
are ample places to attach rifle scabbards, cameras, tie ropes,
cruppers, britchin, or whatever in secure manner.
We cut slots in the cantle which are called “Santa Fe” slots after the
old mountain man type saddle. These are good for tying on big game or
These saddles are constructed with Ralide trees. It is an Improved
Association style with semi quarter horse spread to the bars. Saddles
can be ordered in sizes 14”-17” with your choice of a 4”or 5” cantle
rigging is a custom designed 3-way in-skirt rig to enable the easy
movement of cinch position from 7/8, to ¾, to center fire in just
seconds, without the hassle of unlacing anything. This rig cuts down on
the weight and bulkiness, giving freedom of stirrup leather movement. It
gives close contact with your riding animal, yet does no sacrifice
strength. In the rear it features a double ring that allows you to move
your back cinch further back.
Using the “Blevin’s” quick change buckles on the stirrup leathers. All
stirrup leathers are pre tuned prior to oiling so that they will stay in
the proper position. The stock stirrup is the mountain tap. It’s is an
overshoe sized stirrup with western style hood which will accommodate
snow packs and hunting boots with safety.
saddle comes with our hand tied Trail/Packer Cinch. It has 21 strands,
and is made 30” long (other length’s can be made by request) It has 1
1/2 “ D ring and each buckle, great for tying on a load
The saddle weigh between 32 and 40 pounds, and are shipped with all
latigos and cinches, so they are ready to ride right out of the box.
Rick also features several other tack that is designed with comfort and
freedom of movement of you mule. Mule Breast Collar, which is designed
to fit their conformation. The Britchin is all leather adjustable, and
now with skate type buckles, rather than Conways. The Crupper is a
flaxseed filled tail piece hand sewn to a wide strap, no buckles on the
lower end to catch tail hairs. It helps to keep the saddle in place over
rough terrain. All of the mule tack works great on Horses as well!
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